England Vs India 2nd Test Day 2 Highlights: Indian Batting Order Collapsed


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England Vs India 2nd Test didn’t start well. The first day was ruined by the rain even before the toss could happen. The Skippers both the teams came out in the second day for the toss. England won the toss and have opted to field.

Play for the second day started with Revised playing conditions:
Start time: 11 am local
Lunch: 1 pm
Tea: 3:55 pm
Stumps: 7 pm (extended)

Murali Vijay & KL Rahul came from Indin team to open the innings, while James Anderson started the play for England & gave a very fair start by sending back Murali Vijay 0(5) in 5th ball of the 1st over chipping in straight through the stumps.

That’s not enough of James Anderson as he sent back the other opener KL Rahul 8(14) in 7th over of the game. It took an edge of Rahul’s bat to an easy catch in the hands of Wicket Keeper Bairstow.

Cheteshwar Pujara 1(25) & Virat Kohli was up in the crease. Pujara was trying to build his traditional innings with defensive start till he wanted a single run which was denied by the Kohli from non-striker’s end, eventually, this mix up costed a wicket of Pujara.

Rain again stopped the game & took a long to start again around 3 hours.

Ajinkya Rahane came out with Virat Kohli as the rain has stopped & the ground is drained well. The tried to hold the innings steady after some early dismissals, Chris Woakes sent back Indian Skipper offering a catch in the slips in 22nd over.

The dismissals didn’t stop as Hardik Pandya 11(10) & Dinesh Kartik 1(3) were off from the crease in 24th & 25th over. The continuous dismissals wrapped up Indian Innings 107-10 in the 35.2 over. Kuldeep Yadav 0(11), Ishant Sharma 0(3), Ravichandran Ashwin 29(38) couldn’t hold the innings too far after Ajinkya Rahane 18(44), who was the last hope for India, ended his innings in 30th over.

It was James Anderson’s 5 wicket haul which helped England to stop India at 107. Chris Woakes came up with 2 wickets where Stuart Broad & Sam Curren contributed 1 wicket each.

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